Well, that was Season #31… it took a little while to get going but when our guests arrived it was all systems go! The delayed opening this summer found us moving our staff onsite a full 2-weeks before opening day on July 2nd – but that extra week of training and preparation provided a crew whose huge enthusiasm was only matched by that of our excited guests.
So that’s why we want to send out a huge Thank You to our 2021 Crew for coming through for us this season, despite all the uncertainty and delays, they totally brought their A-game and gave it all this season at QCL! We all appreciate you!
By any measure it was a great summer – the weather was above average, the fishing was good overall and the wildlife viewing opportunities were exceptional. Along with the “normal” daily humpback whale sightings, this summer there was a sizeable pod of northern resident Orcas traveling and feeding back and forth between Rose Spit and Langara Island; with viewing opportunities lasting all summer long. No matter how often we see whales, it just never gets old!
Our talented culinary team delivered an exciting new menu this summer featuring many of the delicious products available through our Taste of B-Sea program. Of course, our guests will be keen to try these dishes at home with some of the amazing fish going back in their own fish boxes! But keep in mind that throughout the winter you’ll still be able to order local specialties like smoked sablefish, BC spot prawns and albacore tuna loins!
Our Covid-19 protocols were highly appreciated by both guests and staff, easing some of the uncertainty that we’ve all been dealing with. We want to say a big Thank You to all for getting on board and supporting our efforts to keep everyone safe. Working together is the best way forward and we appreciate all your help.
With progress on vaccinations and easing of restrictions we were able to host guests from across Canada on opening day and on August 9th we could welcome vaccinated visitors from the USA. Interestingly, by the end of this abbreviated season we had hosted more British Columbians than in any other year! That’s fantastic!
Now the key priority is coming back in 2022 – there are lots of guests with reservations for next summer who booked their trips in Fall 2019. But they couldn’t visit in 2020 or 2021, so they’re extra keen to get up here in 2022! Certainly, the calendar is looking pretty crowded! So if you haven’t secured your dates for next summer we can’t overemphasize the need to get on that as soon as you can, because they’re going fast! Avoid disappointment, have a look at our Dates & Rates page and give us a call. You’ll be glad you did!